1925-29 Diploma (Fine Arts), Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati,
1950 Realities Nouvelle, Paris (Also in 1951). Calcutta
Group exhb., Calcutta. 1960-61 Visva Bharati Uninersity,
Santiniketan. `Paintings, Sketches & Sculptures`,
Calcutta Arts Council, Calcutta. 1972 Birla Academy
of Art & Culture, Calcutta. 1974 Tokyo exhb., Japan.
1979 Asian Art Exhb., Tokyo. 1990 Retrospective, National
Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 1991 Exhb. presented
by National Gallery of Modern Art and Nag Foundation,
Bal Gangadhar Kala Dalan, Pune. 1995 `Man and Nature:
Reflections of Six Artists`, Indian National Trust for
Art and Cultural Heritage and National Gallery of Modern
Art (Curated by Keshav Malik). 1995 Old Masters, Taj
Palace Intercontinental, New Delhi. 1997 `Santiniketan:
The Making of a Contextual Modernism`, exhb. curated
by R. Siva Kumar, National Gallery of Modern Art, New
Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Late Rani Chanda Collection
& Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta. H.K. Kejriwal
Collection & Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. National Gallery of Modern
Art, New Delhi. Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi. Jane
and Kito de Boer, Dubai. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Being no introvert or recluse, Baij responded to the
a natural zest for life, and took a great interest in
human figures, body language, and in the general human
drama. Modern Western Art and pre and post- classical
Indian Art were his main point of reference. He used
local material advantageously, and worked combining
the skills of a modeller and a carver. His paintings
too take on Expressionist dimensions like his sculptures,
which are filled with force and vitality.
Head of the Sculpture Department, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.